How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Who is Najib to criticize DAP on 'Middle Malaysia'?

I am of course referring to Najib's comment after DAP's CEC election results...

"DAP does not represent ‘Middle Malaysia’ or the spirit of unity of all races in Malaysia when all eight Malay DAP leaders did not garner enough votes to sit in the party’s central executive committee (CEC) during its congress yesterday..."


Najib: DAP doesn't represent 'Middle Malaysia'

I am particularly attracted by a comment by Changeagent in Mkini:

'Najib, why don't you open up Umno memberships to the non-Malays, get them to contest for positions in the supreme council, and then see how many of them win a seat before you comment on another party? By the way, speaking about family dynasty, have you heard of the PM whose father was the second PM, his uncle was the third PM, and his cousin is the Home Minister? His wife is also the Queen of Malaysia.'

Contrast this with an older democracy, a fellow former British colony...


When Pranab Mukherjee was sworn in as the President of India in July 2012 the world witnessed a Parsi Chief Justice Kapadia swear in a Brahmin President Mukherjee, with a Muslim Vice President Hamid Ansari, a Sikh Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an Italian-born Catholic chairman of the ruling party Sonia Gandhi, a Dalit Speaker of the Parliament Meira Kumar a Sikh Chief of the Indian Army, General Bikram Singh, an Anglo Indian from Allahabad - Chief of Air Force Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne - (whose son Omar is also a fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force) attending the ceremony . Wonder which other country on this globe has a similar record?


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